History Literature / AThousandSplendidSuns

10th Mar '16 6:38:06 AM Levviathan6
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* CanonWelding: Minor character Zaman, the orphanage director from TheKiteRunner, reappears in this book.
8th Mar '16 12:47:40 PM Josef5678
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* DomesticAbuser: Rasheed again.

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* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: Rasheed again.
6th Feb '16 9:03:01 PM Hossmeister
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'''''A Thousand Splendid Suns''''' is a 2007 novel written by Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'', and his third novel was ''Literature/AndTheMountainsEchoed''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.

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'''''A Thousand Splendid Suns''''' is a 2007 novel written by Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'', and his third novel was followed by ''Literature/AndTheMountainsEchoed''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.
28th Apr '15 6:16:12 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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* [[LikeASonToMe Like A Daughter To Me]]: While Mariam bonds with Laila's daughter, who calls her ''khala'' (auntie), her IntergeneretionalFriendship with Laila is basically a mother-daughter one since Laila's mother did such poor parenting and Mariam couldn't have children of her own. Mariam even refers to laila as her daughter when speaking with strangers.

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* [[LikeASonToMe Like A Daughter To Me]]: While Mariam bonds with Laila's daughter, who calls her ''khala'' (auntie), her IntergeneretionalFriendship IntergenerationalFriendship with Laila is basically a mother-daughter one since Laila's mother did such poor parenting and Mariam couldn't have children of her own. Mariam even refers to laila Laila as her daughter when speaking with strangers.
28th Apr '15 5:56:24 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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'''''A Thousand Splendid Suns''''' is a 2007 novel written by Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after ''Literature/TheKiteRunner''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.

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'''''A Thousand Splendid Suns''''' is a 2007 novel written by Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after ''Literature/TheKiteRunner''.''Literature/TheKiteRunner'', and his third novel was ''Literature/AndTheMountainsEchoed''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.
27th Apr '15 9:22:14 PM TakingItOnTheOtherside
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"A Thousand Splendid Suns" is a 2007 novel written by Khaled Hosseini, his second after "Literature/TheKiteRunner". The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine together, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.

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"A '''''A Thousand Splendid Suns" Suns''''' is a 2007 novel written by Khaled Hosseini, Creator/KhaledHosseini, his second after "Literature/TheKiteRunner". ''Literature/TheKiteRunner''. The story follows the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, and how they eventually intertwine together, intertwine, spanning from the 1960s to 2003.
28th Oct '14 1:21:41 PM leraluna
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* [[LikeASonToMe LikeADaughterToMe]]: While Mariam bonds with Laila's daughter, who calls her ''khala'' (auntie), her IntergeneretionalFriendship with Laila is basically a mother-daughter one since Laila's mother did such poor parenting and Mariam couldn't have children of her own. Mariam even refers to laila as her daughter when speaking with strangers.

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* [[LikeASonToMe LikeADaughterToMe]]: Like A Daughter To Me]]: While Mariam bonds with Laila's daughter, who calls her ''khala'' (auntie), her IntergeneretionalFriendship with Laila is basically a mother-daughter one since Laila's mother did such poor parenting and Mariam couldn't have children of her own. Mariam even refers to laila as her daughter when speaking with strangers.
28th Oct '14 1:21:10 PM leraluna
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* KissingCousins: Laila's parents.


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* [[LikeASonToMe LikeADaughterToMe]]: While Mariam bonds with Laila's daughter, who calls her ''khala'' (auntie), her IntergeneretionalFriendship with Laila is basically a mother-daughter one since Laila's mother did such poor parenting and Mariam couldn't have children of her own. Mariam even refers to laila as her daughter when speaking with strangers.
5th Sep '14 4:18:17 PM Noraneko
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* TitleDrop: Courtesy of Laila's father.
5th Sep '14 4:17:31 PM Noraneko
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* AbusiveParents: Mariam is abused and manipulated both verbally and emotionally by her mother. Laila is emotionally abused by her mother as well, though from neglect rather than aggression.
** Rasheed has no problem hitting Aziza, mostly since she is a girl and therefore can't be a ReplacementGoldfish for his dead son.



* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]



* DoesNotLikeMen: Mariam's mother, due to her being the only one punished for having a bastard. It doesn't justify her views in Mariam's eyes, but when it gets to the point where a woman in Afghanistan can be jailed for practically any reason, Mariam knows that her mother had a right to be at least suspicious.



* DramaticIrony: Laila is happy to see the Taliban taking over, thinking that it'll end the violence and suffering. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't.]]



* Foreshadowing: While cleaning Rasheed's room, Mariam finds a photo of Rasheed and his first wife and notices something off about the wife's pose, as if she is subtly trying to escape Rasheed.

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: While cleaning Rasheed's room, Mariam finds a photo of Rasheed and his first wife and notices something off about the wife's pose, as if she is subtly trying to escape Rasheed.Rasheed.
** Laila noting that she hated the whistling of the missiles even more than the sound of the explosion. [[spoiler:It's what she hears first before her parents die.]]
* FromBadToWorse: The whole story, regardless of character.
** Mariam realizes her father is ashamed of her, then goes back home to find [[spoiler:that her mother's killed herself. She's forced to marry a man who turns out to be abusive, and she can't have kids. And then, after years of abusive marriage, a younger wife comes along who she's supposed to treat like a master.]] As things get worse, she questions how she could ever find her father's shame to be the worst thing ever.
** Laila starts off the happiest, in a home with loving and progressive parents. [[spoiler:Then the village turns into a warzone, her parents die right before they're about to move, and she realizes she's pregnant with her lover's child. Said lover is presumed dead and she marries an abusive man who starts hating her once she gives birth to a girl. And then the Taliban take over...]]


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* HappilyMarried: Laila's were once, though her mother's withdrawal puts a strain on the marriage.
** In the end, [[spoiler:Laila and Tariq.]]
* HeManWomanHater: Rasheed, often crossing over with a horribly realistic version of a StrawMisognyist. The guy's ''happy'' when Sharia law takes over and a woman can be beaten for just about any reason.
* HeroicBastard: Mariam, and later, Aziza.


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* MamaBear: Laila, to both of her children. Mariam is the same way, even though the kids aren't hers.
** Laila's mother believes she's carrying a torch for the memory of her sons by refusing to leave. [[spoiler:Her reluctance inadvertently ends up getting both her and her husband killed.]]


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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Laila's parents, with her mother being the physically tougher one and her father being the sensitive scholar.


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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Jalil tries to visit Mariam before his death. Laila later finds out that he left a sum of money for her as well as a copy of a movie that she'd begged him to take her to see.]]
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